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Mark Hammar

How to improve your OH&SMS according to ISO 45001 clause 10

When reviewing the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 to create your Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OH&SMS), many people find clause 10, Improvement, mystifying. It is easy to understand that improvement is important, but the three subclauses within clause 10 can cause confusion, even though each subclause talks about different …

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Kristina Bombas Georgievska

Top six upcoming occupational health & safety conferences

Risk prevention in favor of safe and healthy workplaces in the past was seen as a waste of time, money, and energy, mainly by employers, but today there has been great progress in raising awareness and positive attitudes. The implementation of occupational health and safety standards, previously BS OHSAS 18001, …

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Mark Hammar

Six myths about ISO 45001

As you implement your Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS), you will find that ISO 45001:2018 has many myths that surround it, and it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. In this article, we will look at the six most common myths surrounding ISO 45001, and try …

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Mark Hammar

ISO 45001:2018 Glossary of terms

The ISO 45001:2018 standard includes many terms that are needed to understand the Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS). This article defines what some of the most important terms mean within this standard. So, here is the ISO 45001 glossary. Competence – When identifying competence requirements for a job, this …

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Mark Hammar

Top seven benefits of ISO 45001 training

There is no doubt that training employees will be a key activity when implementing an Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) using the requirements of ISO 45001:2018. However, this training can sometimes be seen as a necessary evil of the implementation process rather than an activity that provides actual …

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Mark Hammar

Benefits of SWOT analysis in ISO 45001

Many companies use a SWOT analysis in their business planning, and this can be a helpful tool to use in the Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) as well. ISO 45001:2018 requires a company to identify top-level issues, risks, and opportunities, which is exactly what the SWOT analysis does. …

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Mark Hammar

How is ISO 45001 related to mental health?

Just as every company is different, so every Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) is different, even if it is implemented to meet the requirements of ISO 45001:2018. When you are using the requirements of the international standard to design the processes for your company, you will need to …

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Mark Hammar

How to choose an ISO 45001 consultant

There are many reasons to use a consultant when you are implementing the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 to create your Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS). However, there are also reasons why this could be an undesirable option for your company. If you have looked at the benefits and drawbacks, …

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Mark Hammar

Does ISO 45001 replace OHSAS 18001?

With the release of ISO 45001:2018 as the new standard for creating an Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS), there is a question of what will happen with OHSAS 18001:2007. Because the previous standard was not maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), but instead was maintained by …

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Mark Hammar

Do you really need a consultant for implementation of ISO 45001?

Many companies use a consultant to help with the implementation of ISO 45001:2018, but is this strictly necessary? There are many factors involved in creating an Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) for your company, and some companies find it helpful to have a consultant aid them with the …

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